Cops: Riverhead man charged with using a pipe during robbery

(Credit: Southampton Town Police Department)
Anthony Jenkins. (Credit: Southampton Town Police Department)

A Riverhead man was arrested Thursday and charged with using a metal pipe during a robbery in Flanders, according to Southampton Town police.

Anthony Jenkins, 50, approached two men walking along Old Quogue Road at around 3:45 p.m., asked them for money and hit them with a pipe, police said.

After the victims fought back, Mr. Jenkins ran into a nearby wooded area and was apprehended a short time later, officials said. Suffolk County Police Aviation and Suffolk County Sheriff K-9 also assisted in the search efforts, police said.

The victims were treated for minor injuries, officials said.

Mr. Jenkins was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

Last year, Mr. Jenkins was caught stealing cigarettes and a Beatles CD from a car in Riverhead, according to Riverhead Town police. He had previously been arrested in November 2013 after he turned himself in and admitted he stole speakers from a car and then sold them, according to Southampton Town police.

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